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Reeds Spring, Mo.- A woman from Reeds Spring says she and other residents of a mobile home park received a letter from a company that manages the property asking them to set out bowls of antifreeze to poison stray cats that have become a “nuisance.”
Kim Pillars, who has lived in White Eagle Woods for two years, says there “are dead cats everywhere” because cats are being poisoned, shot and burned. “There has always been a cat problem…..people move in and out a lot and leave animals behind,” she said.
Sheriff Doug Rader says deputies did respond to the mobile home park where they discovered “a few dead feral cats.”
The note reminds residents that they are allowed one pet and asks residents not to feed stray animals and to keep their pets inside. It goes on to ask that residents put bowls of antifreeze outside to help get rid of the stray cats. The note says cats tear up insulation under homes and cause damage and rents could be raised if the problem is not contained.
“Anyone found feeding stray cats will face immediate eviction,” the note says. “Beginning the first of October we will begin an all out assault on all stray cats … so keep your one pet in doors. All residents can help clean up the stray cat problem by leaving a bowl of antifreeze out to poison these ever increasing problem.”
Pillars, who posted the note on Craigslist, said she is looking for people to help her trap the cats and move them to another location.
It is illegal to kill an animal (other than hunting) and charges could be filed on someone who intentionally causes the death of an animal.